The first time I got to see the 360, was when they were having problems with the wireless and whatever, so I only got to hold the controller and look at the system. While I was disappointed I didn't get to play, it was awesome to hold the contoller.
Encounter #2 went a lot better than the first, I actually got to play. I was surprised no one was crowding around the system when I walked up. There were kids playing all the other systems, just not the 360...So I walked right up and started Call of Duty 2. Of course the second I walked over there I was flanked by little kids, so I knew I wouldn't be able to play for long. My first impression was that I was NOT impressed. The graphics looked only slightly better than current-gen Xbox games with several minor graphical touches. Another thing to note was that Wal-Mart placed the TV like 8 feet high and the controller stuck only like 5 inches out, so it was possibly the least comfortable position to play a game. After about 3 minutes, I felt bad that the little kids weren't playing so I handed it over. Even though I was kinda disaapointed, I was still ravenous for more.
Encounter 3-4: This was the best of my experiences. While the stupid set up of the TV was the same, there was no one around to bother me. This time I got to play Kameo and King Kong as well as some more CoD 2. Call of Duty looked much much better this time, which leads me to believe the other one wasn't set up right. While it was a fun few minutes, I still wasn't blown away...but I'm not much for WWII games.
I wish there was a way to skip the intro in Kameo, because by the time I got thru it, I had kinda lost interest and wanted to get back to King Kong (keep reading). It wasn't great, the control scheme was really odd to me...but I liked it. It reminded me of the platformers from the N64 days. Good, not great.
Now comes the excitement..King Kong. I was floored by the graphics of this game. The gameplay was kinda odd, since I had no idea what the buttons did, but it was still a blast to beat up a T-Rex. I played that demo several times, and Rachel played it a few as well. The scene where you play as the human wasn't as great, but only because I couldn't figure out the controls. This is a game I'm going to buy. While I am interested in the movie, the game never really piqued my interest. But after playing it, it's all I could think about.
In summation, I've played the 360 at 2 different locations, and I'll be going back to play it at the first place. I want one even more now...